Monday, August 24, 2009
Illinois GOP forgets flag so they Pledge Allegiance to Gene, a man in an American flag t-shirt.
Statehouse Insider: Gene saves the day for GOP
llinois Republicans are a patriotic bunch.They start their meetings with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the nation’s unofficial loyalty oath. And so it was last week when Republican Party leaders met at a Springfield hotel prior to attending Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair.
Republican county chairmen (party leaders, not county board leaders) held a meeting and prepared to recite the pledge. Oops. There was no flag in the room for them to face while reciting. What to do?
Why, call on a fellow named Gene to come to the rescue. Gene was wearing a shirt decked out in an American flag pattern. He came forward, and the group of assembled Republicans pledged allegiance to his shirt........
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